Classroom Tips

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Newest Tips

Try This!

I'm starting a column for teachers called, Try This. Nothing more than a series of short PDFs, each article presents my quick take on some classroom nuisance issue. I then offer a suggestion about how to deal with the issue in a more manageable way. Or at least that's the vision.

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Try This 01 - Message Pad Errand Tracker [Download PDF]

Try This 01+ - Updated Version 11-05-14 [Download PDF]

Try This 01

[Excerpted from the book, Tools & Toys.]

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Try This 02 - Classroom Reminder Service [Download PDF]

Try This 02

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Try This 03 - The Freedom List [Download PDF]

Try This 03

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Try This 04 - Glasser Redirect [Download PDF]

Try This 04

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3R Class Pledge

Birthday Game

Classroom Clean-Up

Classroom Signs

Clothespins on Clipboard

"Could you do a sample?"

Direction Game

Denial Strategies

Extra Assignments

Identifying Blacklines

iPad Presentation Kit

Job Application Form


Keeping Calm

Kindergarten Clap

Lincoln Mosaic

Magnetic Tiles

Math Chant

Math Poems

Moment of Silence

Origami Flash Cards

Overhead Spinner

Page Pen

Paper Planes

Plural Y Song

Red Basket

Red Hands for Blurting

Reminder Bracelet

Remind Feed

School Our Way

Student Achievement

Student of the Day

"Take Five"

Taking Turns by Days

Talkative Students

Tally Marks for Talkers

"Tools, not toys"

Water Bottles